GAC Motor PH wants to go upmarket with the 2021 GN8 Master's Edition, the minivan gets an exterior makeover as seen in the China-market Trumpchi M8 Master debuted in Beijing last year.
It can't be more obvious that the GN8 Master's Edition wants to face off (pun intended) with the Toyota Alphard. GAC gives the GN8 minivan a massive vertical chrome grille with a new bumper accompanied by a new set of LED fog lights and aluminum-finished trim. Meanwhile, new side skirts painted in black and aluminum give the GN8 a more sophisticated finish.
The rear also gets refreshed bumper with the aluminum-finished accents similar to the front, restyled LED taillights, while the dual "tailpipe finishers" are oddly covered.
Like the standard GT, the GN8 Master's Edition also offers comfortable seating for seven passengers. Serving as the best seats in the GN8 are the heated and ventilated captain seats in the second row. They also benefit from Ottomans, a back massager, and aircraft-style headrests for added comfort.
Other available features inside the GN8 include a panoramic sunroof, premium leather upholstery, three-zone automatic climate control with an air purification system, a 32-color adjustable LED ambient lighting, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, and an 8-speaker Harman and Kardon sound system.
Powering the GN8 Master's Edition is the familiar 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four found in the GT version. It makes 199 PS with 320 Nm of torque and is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift.
The 2021 GAC GN8 Master's Edition retails for PHP 2,958,000 and wants to woo buyers of the Toyota Alphard and Volkswagen Multivan Kombi with its sub-3-million pricetag. Will it succeed?